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Week 2: Women's Tennis Weekly Honors

14 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Vanderbilt Athletics

Women's Player of the Week: South Carolina's Silvia Chinellato finished the weekend undefeated, going 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles. Chinellato began by facing in-state rival and Palmetto Series foe, Clemson. Her and partner Paige Cline stormed to a, 6-3, win opposite of Alex Angyalosy and Laura Marti on court three, clinching the doubles point for Carolina. Facing Angyalosy in singles, Chinellato easily handled her, finishing first, 6-1, 6-1, and putting the Gamecocks up, 2-0. Against Texas Tech, South Carolina had claimed one doubles match and needed just one more win. After being down every other point, Chinellato and Cline found their groove, taking two-straight games for a, 6-4, victory and the doubles point. With the score at 2-1, Gamecocks, Chinellato defeated Kennedy Bridgforth in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, giving Carolina a comfortable, 3-1, lead and allowing three of her teammates the opportunity to clinch the match. This season, Chinellato is 8-3 overall, including an undefeated 3-0 mark in duals. The junior is on a six-match win streak, dating back to November 4 at the Kitty Harrison Invitational. In doubles, Chinellato sits at an even 5-5 mark. Since teaming back up on January 31, Chinellato and Cline have moved to 3-4 overall, winning two-straight. With the help of Chinellato, the Gamecocks have claimed the doubles point in each of their five matches and have won four-consecutive matches by wide margins, including California (4-1), Wake Forest (4-0), Clemson (6-1) and No. 20T Texas Tech (4-1).

Freshman of the Week: Vanderbilt's Georgia Drummy earned a 6-0 singles start since coming to Vanderbilt in January. She is currently on on a 4-0 winning streak in dual matches after earning a starting position in lineup, advancing from Court 4 to Court 3. She defeated the No. 4-ranked singles player in the country, North Carolina's Sara Daavettila, coming back from a 6-3 loss in the second set to hold Daavettila to one point in the third set to win (7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-1). Also, defeated Northwestern's Lee Or, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.